Freedom for Passion: Network Marketing Scam or not?

The Truth about Network Marketing

network marketing scam or not?

Time is such at a premium nowadays, don’t you think?

If I am not working, I am training.  If I am not training, I’m coaching.

If I am not coaching, I am trying to find a way to leave my job, so I can spend time coaching and training, because those are my passions.

Crazy right?  Shouldn’t the title of this post be the definition of life?

I believe I was put on this earth to help people succeed.  Obviously, I would more dedicate that success to health and fitness, but if I can help people find a way to spend more time training, and with their families then I would be extremely proud of that as well.

In my quest to find a vehicle to allow myself and others a way to drop the 9-5 routine and replace income, I have been involved with a couple of Network Marketing companies.   I know, I know maybe your thinking, what a scam.  While I have not been successful with Network Marketing, I have seen far too many people who believed, and succeeded to write it off as a scam.

I have profiled two in my blog already.  Jessica Crate and Rich O’Dea.  Both of these amazing people are making dollars with Network Marketing and are spending more time to the things they love instead of spending time in cubical city.

Even better is because of the model of Network Marketing, people involved are not scratching for their next paycheck.  Their business can grow without them lifting a finger.  How much they get paid is directly related to the quality of the time they spend.

A power couple I have had the privilege of meeting, Anglike and David Norrie, spend their days with their little girl, traveling all over the world and making an income where money, bills, and retirement are just not an issue for them.  Within a year of focusing on their goals, Angelike had left her six-figure career and was home creating the same income with just a couple of hours a day.

What is even more exciting is there are thousands of people out there just like them.  As a matter of fact according to Entrepreneur Magazine, Warren Buffett called Network Marketing, “the best investment he ever made.”

I am not sure about the rest of you, but that is pretty much all the convincing I need.

If you have ever been approached by a friend asking you to get involved in Network Marketing, or Multilevel marketing(MLM), the alarms probably went off in your head in big red letters.  SCAM ALERT SCAM ALERT

Why? Because maybe your heard a story about someone who tried and failed, or maybe even one of the 830 out there was actually a scam.  Do we write off the whole industry?

What is Network Marketing?

Simply put, it’s word-of-mouth marketing.  In the 1800s how did everyone find about the general store in-town?  They were told right?  Same deal.

You are passionate about the products of a company you are involved in.  You tell me about it, I become passionate and then I start telling people the same story.

You get paid when I order and everyone below me orders.  I get paid whenever anyone I have shared with orders and anyone they share it with orders.

At a high-level that is it.

You may already have heard of these companies.

Amway by far is the largest network marketing company out there.  Ladies and Gentlemen, after 40 years it is still around and there are people still successful.  Herbalife is probably the fastest growing company.

The next question is usually, well in order to be a member don’t I have to order products myself?

The answer is YES.  Most of the time you are required a monthly order to stay an active distributor.

Is it a disadvantage?  It depends on how you look at it.  If you are really passionate about the product you would probably order it anyway.

Second, if you are telling the story, very quickly, you would probably be making enough where those costs are covered.

Finally, if you do have to order more than you need, it provides you with samples in order to enroll more people or you can retail those products for even more money.

Let me break it down.  (Remember, this is coming from someone who has not yet been successful in Network Marketing.)

How do you start?  Below is the high level version of points I have received from successful people in Network Marketing.

First: Find a company with products you absolutely love and adore.  Products you can be passionate about.

Second:  Learn everything you can about the company, the products, the mission and the compensation plan.

Third: Become a product of the product.  Use the products and review them for yourself.  If you still feel passionate about them continue, or otherwise go back to step 1.

Fourth: Meet with your sponsor or up line and find out what makes them successful.

Fifth: Tell the story to everyone that will listen

Sixth: Enroll those that become as passionate as you, and then teach them what you did.

Seven: Watch the money come in.

Okay so that sounds pretty easy doesn’t it?

The next objection is usually, I really do not want to engage my friends and family.

There are plenty of other ways to engage people without having to go to your friends and family.

It does make it a little more difficult, but once you have a running list of interested people it can actually be faster and more lucrative.

It entails marketing online using a blog, landing pages, video, social media or all of them.

This I will get into on a much later date as I am now in the process of learning all of it.

Why am I telling you this?

I am looking at a network marketing company that falls in the realm of what I am passionate about.  Health and quality foods that have very little processing.

The company is called Purium and their flag ship product is called the 10-Day Celebrity Transformation Program.  A catchy title for a 10-day cleanse, that is certified non-GMO, vegan, organic and is actually manufactured by Purium, not outsourced out like many of the other companies.

I am currently on the program of which I have been documenting via video on my channel.

 

As my readers, I am not asking you to get involved….yet.  I am on day 3 of the cleanse and after I have completed it I will present my results and give you a full review.

Until then, check out my YouTube channel and follow along over the next week and see the differences.

Have you ever been asked to take part in a network marketing company?  Did you get involved?  How did it go?

Carpe Vitam!

~IronGoof

(the IronGoof) is a certified running coach, triathlon coach, personal trainer and sports nutrition coach who's real passion is to help others enjoy the journey on the way to conquering their goals. He has written many articles and guest posts on the technical, nutritional and psychological aspects of endurance training. He currently lives and trains in Tampa, Florida.

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